Falcons looking for more than field goals against Saints
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — Matt Ryan and the Atlanta Falcons can't afford to lean on Matt Bryant's powerful right leg this week.
Field goals won't be enough to keep pace against the high-scoring New Orleans Saints on Thursday night.
Cowboys rookie Gallup away from team after brother’s suicide
FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Dallas Cowboys rookie receiver Michael Gallup is away from the team after being told following a victory in Atlanta that his brother had died by suicide.
Coach Jason Garrett said on his radio show Monday that Gallup received the news after the Cowboys' 22-19 victory over the Falcons. Gallup didn't return to Dallas with the team, instead staying in Georgia with his family. His status for Thursday's game against Washington is unknown.
Another late loss to Cowboys frustrates fading Falcons
ATLANTA (AP) — Yet another last-minute loss might be the one that ends the Atlanta Falcons' playoff hopes.
Brett Maher's 42-yard field goal as time expired gave the Dallas Cowboys a 22-19 win over the Falcons on Sunday. Atlanta (4-6) has lost two straight after reviving its season with three straight wins.
Maher boots FG on final play, Cowboys beat Falcons 22-19
ATLANTA (AP) — Brett Maher got another shot on the final play of the game.
This time, he made it count.
Maher's 42-yard field goal as time expired Sunday gave Dallas a 22-19 victory over the Atlanta Falcons after the resurgent Cowboys squandered a 10-point lead in the fourth quarter.
Odd call at odd time dooms Dallas in loss at Washington
DENVER (AP) — The "snap infraction " that doomed Dallas to a 20-17 loss at Washington capped a wild Week 7 that began with Von Miller's kept promise to kick some Cardinals booty. It also included a flexed flop in Kansas City, a gamble that backfired in London, and Doug Pederson's proclamation that the pressure is off his slumping Super Bowl champs .
Missed FG after unusual call helps ’Skins top Cowboys 20-17
LANDOVER, Md. (AP) — No one on the winning Washington Redskins or the losing Dallas Cowboys seemed entirely sure about the rule that led to a penalty for "snap infraction." That flag turned a 47-yard field-goal try into a 52-yarder that slammed off the left upright as time expired.
Prescott, Elliott set up winning FG, Cowboys top Lions 26-24
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Dak Prescott saw single coverage by a linebacker on Ezekiel Elliott with the Dallas Cowboys trying to get in position for a winning field goal against the Detroit Lions.
So did the 2016 NFL rushing leader.
"I lined up in the slot. I was excited," said Elliott, who was face-to-face with leading Detroit tackler Jarrad Davis. "I was excited. I got them one-on-one with me. He made a perfect throw. One pass, we won the game."
Cowboys turn to untested kicker after dumping Dan Bailey
FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Second-guessers will be ready to pounce when Brett Maher takes the field for the Cowboys to attempt the first regular-season kick of his NFL career.
If he misses, the refrain from Dallas fans figures to be something along the lines of, "Dan Bailey woulda made it."
Cowboys surprisingly waive kicker Dan Bailey in roster cuts
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Dallas Cowboys waived Dan Bailey, the second-most accurate kicker in NFL history, in a surprise move Saturday to get their roster to 53 players for the regular season.
Bailey was the Dallas kicker for seven seasons and made at least 93 percent of his kicks in three of his first five years. The former Oklahoma State player tailed off badly last season after injuring his groin against San Francisco in the sixth game of the season.
Former Nebraska kicker and punter Brett Maher signed with the Dallas Cowboys today, though his chances of making the roster for next season appear slim.
Browns sign free agent kicker Brett Maher
CLEVELAND (AP) — The Browns signed free agent kicker Brett Maher to compete with Cody Parkey for the starting job.
Maher spent the past three seasons in the Canadian Football League, where he connected on 41 of 50 field-goal tries and scored 161 points for Winnipeg, Ottawa and Hamilton.
The 27-year-old signed with the New York Jets after playing at Nebraska. He also spent time with the Dallas Cowboys, but has not appeared in an NFL game.